Books by Nicholas Debon

THE MARTIAL ARTS BOOK by Laura Scandiffio
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"These missing elements reduce this to the status of an acceptable alternative, but not a replacement, for such introductions as Susan Ribner's thoughtful Martial Arts (1978) or David Mitchell's Young Martial Arts Enthusiast (1997). (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
From Lao Tzu to Bruce Lee, Scandiffio traces the history of the major branches of Asian martial arts, making a brave (if futile) effort to distinguish fact from legend. Read full book review >
THE WARLORD’S BEADS by Virginia Walton Pilegard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Still, capped with a diagram for a modern version of Chuan's counting frame made of cardboard, pipe cleaners, and o-shaped breakfast cereal, this makes a good, if sketchy, story reminiscent of Stuart Murphy's popular MathStart series. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The clever fisherman's son who solved The Warlord's Puzzle (not reviewed) returns to get his father out of a pickle—inventing one of the most widely used accounting tools in the process. Read full book review >